The Indian Supreme Court on Friday berated Nupur Sharma, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s suspended official whose derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) last month sparked global protests, saying she should “apologise to the whole country”.
“We saw the debate on how she was incited. But the way she said all this and later says she was a lawyer, it is shameful. She should apologise to the whole country,” NDTV quoted Justice Surya Kant as saying. As the SC took up her plea, it blamed Sharma for “igniting tension” by her derogatory comments about Holy Prophet (PBUH). “She is single-handedly responsible for what is happening in the country”, Hindustan Times quoted the court as saying. “Her outburst is responsible for the unfortunate incident at Udaipur,” the court added, referring to the grisly beheading of a tailor in the Indian city earlier this week.